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Ursula Fricke

Ursula Fricke

Birding beginner with a soft spot for sea birds.

Ahlen, Germany

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Ursula Fricke Western Yellow Wagtail / Schafstelze
Western Yellow Wagtail / Schafstelze commented on by Ursula Fricke Ahlen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany7 years ago

Thanks Martin. I have bought the Svensson in the meantime and it's become my favourite bird guide in a matter of days.

Ursula Fricke Common Tern
Common Tern commented on by Ursula Fricke Region Hovedstaden, Denmark7 years ago

Beautiful!

Ursula Fricke Gouldian Finch - Red-Headed Male
Gouldian Finch - Red-Headed Male commented on by Ursula Fricke Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA7 years ago

So colourful - impressive!

Ursula Fricke Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Ursula Fricke Ahlen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany7 years ago

Why should I be angry? I'm looking for help and am happy to learn. After all I haven't been able to figure this one out on my own.

I understand that the Eurasian Wren is more reddish on top and lighter, but my Svensson (German edition) says that the Northatlantic subspecies would be darker and have a longer beak. A wren coming from the British Isles is much more likely than one coming all the way from Northamerica, right? Unless it's a completely different bird altogether. ;)

Ursula Fricke Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Ursula Fricke Ahlen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany7 years ago

Could it be the Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)?

Ursula Fricke Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Ursula Fricke Ahlen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany7 years ago

Thanks for your suggestion, Stian. I know birds have wings and I know they use them, but I doubt the chance of finding a Northamerican bird in a German park is very high.

Ursula Fricke Atlantic puffin in groups, resting
Atlantic puffin in groups, resting commented on by Ursula Fricke Scotland, United Kingdom7 years ago

They always look so relaxed. ;) Beautiful series of phtos.

Ursula Fricke Eurasian Coot (mom and babies)
Eurasian Coot (mom and babies) commented on by Ursula Fricke Oud-Heverlee, Vlaanderen, Belgium7 years ago

Lovely series!

Ursula Fricke Common Wasp nest / Wespennest
Common Wasp nest / Wespennest commented on by Ursula Fricke Ahlen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany7 years ago

Done. ;)

Ursula Fricke Azure Damselfly / Hufeisen-Azurjungfer
Azure Damselfly / Hufeisen-Azurjungfer commented on by Ursula Fricke Ahlen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany7 years ago

Thanks, Faredin. But how do I distinguish between the White-legged Damselfly (frankly the legs don't look all that white in the pics I saw) and the Azure Damselfly? To my inexperienced eyes they look the same.

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